Grand Rapids and Northern MN Area Information

The Grand Rapids Minnesota Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. A Land of 1,000 Grand Lakes and lush northern Minnesota forests, nothing can surpass this area’s natural beauty.
Visitors to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area have come for generations to enjoy a recreational haven of challenging golf, boating, fishing and a multitude of other activities, creating memories that last a lifetime.
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  • Cohasset MN

    Cohasset, Minnesota Cohasset (population 2,556) is located on Highway 2 just west of Grand Rapids. It is the second largest city in Itasca County in population, but the largest in area, measuring 36 square miles. The city’s name, which means “big water,” suits this city which includes all or part of nine lakes and two large backwaters of the Mississippi River. There are 560 acres dedicated for industrial parks, the City of Cohasset Industrial Park and the Boswell Energy Park, developed by Minnesota Power’s subsidiary, Rainy River Corporation. Children attend Cohasset Elementary School and Grand Rapids schools. City Government: City Read More
  • Coleraine MN

    Coleraine, Minnesota Coleraine (population 1,160) is located east of Grand Rapids on Highway 169. It features an 18-hole golf course, fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling. It is home to six sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Children attend Greenway Schools. City Government: City Hall: (245-2112) 302 Roosevelt, Coleraine, MN 55722. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The council meets the second and fourth Monday at 4 p.m. at City Hall. Business: 25 businesses, three retail, one financial institution. Major Employers: Minnesota Power (1-800-228-4966), Greenway Schools Read More
  • Deer River MN

    Deer River, Minnesota “Gateway to the Chippewa” National Forest. Deer River (population 903) is located in western Itasca County on Highway 2. Deer River has a rich history in the development of the logging industry as it served as the southern terminal of the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railroad, which supplied the northern logging camps of Itasca Lumber Company. Today, the city still is a large timber-producing center and continues as a center for services to the western portion of the county. It is home to the White Oak Rendezvous conducted in August. Children attend Deer River schools. City Government: Read More
  • Grand Rapids MN

    Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids (population 8,468) is the county seat of Itasca County. On the banks of the Mississippi River, Grand Rapids is located approximately 80 northwest of the city of Duluth and 175 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. The center of Minnesota’s beautiful resort and recreation area, Grand Rapids hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is a regional center and serves more than 40,000 people. It is one of the top cities in per capital retail sales in the state, with a mix of national retail stores and small specialty shops. Important features of the Read More
  • Hill City MN

    Hill City, Minnesota Hill City (population 479) is located 18 miles south of Grand Rapids on Hill Lake. A city park is located on the lake and the K-12 school building utilizes a passive solar and earth-sheltered design to minimize heating expenses. There are five miles of paved walking trails which link the city to Quadna Mountain and the school. City Government: City Hall: City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The council meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Bank Meeting Room. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Business: Eight businesses, three retail. Major Read More
  • Itasca County MN

    Itasca County Minnesota Itasca County (Population 44,384) is located in Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region and is about 2 million acres in size. It is the state’s second largest county and has within its boundaries more than 1,000 lakes and abundant parks and recreational facilities. Major industries include wood products, tourism, mineral processing, and agriculture. Businesses benefit from a well educated and skilled workforce that is loyal and productive. Complete transportation and freight network, education and financial incentives also help support businesses. Residents benefit from a county which offers a multitude of recreational activities for all four seasons, affordable housing and efficient Read More
  • LaPrairie MN

    LaPrairie, Minnesota LaPrairie (population 611) borders both the Mississippi and Prairie rivers. It has the best of both large and small town advantages-larger lot sizes, but located next to Grand Rapids. Children attend District 316 Greenway and District 318 Grand Rapids schools. City Government: City Hall: (218-326-8898) 15 Park Drive, LaPrairie, MN 55744. City Hall hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, closed noon to 1 p.m. The council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Business: 13 businesses, two retail, and two financial institutions. Major Employers: Pepsi Read More
  • Marble MN

    Marble, Minnesota Marble (population 699) is located east of Grand Rapids on Highway 169. Incorporated in 1903, its history is in the mining industry, but the job base has become more diversified in recent years. A site on the National Register of Historic Places, the Oliver Boarding House, was built in 1909 by Oliver Mining Company to help house some of the many incoming workers during the mining boom years. City Government: City Hall: : (218-247-7576) City Hall hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday. The council meets the second Monday of Read More
  • Marcell MN

    Marcell, Minnesota Marcell (population 408) is in the heart of lake country, located on Highway 38 in the north-central part of Itasca County. A township of 56 square miles, it contains all or part of 48 lakes. Tourism is Marcell’s biggest industry and the population swells during the summer. Marcell is home to a Family Center which includes a gymnasium and new fitness center, meeting room and kitchen. It is part of the “Edge of the Wilderness” joint powers agreement. Township Hall: (218-832-3965) P.O. Box 141, Marcell, MN 56656. The board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 Read More
  • Nashwauk MN

    Nashwauk, Minnesota Nashwauk (population 940) is located east of Grand Rapids on Highway 169. Residents enjoy small-town life and the benefit of a four-lane highway which makes services accessible. The town has a modern water and sewer system and two meeting facilities, one with a capacity of 900 people. The city also has more than 150 acres for an industrial park. City Government: City Hall: (218-885-1210) 301 Central Ave., Nashwauk, MN 55769. City Hall hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The council meets in City Hall the second Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m., Read More
  • Pengilly MN

    Pengilly, Minnesota Pengilly (population 1000) is located west of Nashwauk just off Highway 169, on Highway 65, on the edge of Swan Lake. City Government:Unincorporated Township. Recreation: Miskovich-Morrow Ball Park; VFW Memorial Park-outdoor skating rink and picnic grounds; Swan Lake Country Club nine hole golf course and driving range. SQUAW LAKE Squaw Lake (population 94) is situated between two large lakes, Natures Lake and Round Lake. Rich in Ojibwe history, the city was a traditional site during the wild rice harvest. The organization, “Geese Unlimited,” was founded here. Located on the “Avenue of Pines” section of Highway 46, the city’s Read More
  • Taconite, Warba & Zemple MN

    Taconite, Minnesota Taconite (population 323) is located east of Grand Rapids on Highway 169. Hockey on the Range started in Taconite and since the 1950s, an amateur team, the Taconite Hornets have periodically been on the ice. The city built an outdoor ice rink dedicated to Vince Saleture and Beefy Lawson.City Government:City Hall: 218-245-1831) City Hall hours are from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The council meets the second Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m., during summer months and at 5:30 p.m. during winter months in City Hall.Employer: Verndale Homes sales office (245-1492).Recreation: Phillips-Johnson Memorial Park- ball Read More
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